Gents / ladies I seek advice from your collective centuries of experience. I have somewhat fictionalised the details here to protect the guilty, but overall the circumstances are correct. Let us take the situation as thus: A technically qualified Sgt who was recently posted into a unit outside of his corps, lets say for sake of argument he is an experienced surveyer from the RE, posted into an Artillery unit. This will be a deployable position and it is anticipated that he would be deployed quite sharpish to Herrick. The task he was posted in for initially does not require his technical abilities, so he was employed doing admin tasks - working as the CQMS during an abscence of that post holder. He has recently been told that it is unlikely he will be deploying - almost certainly not. Furthermore, he is not being employed in any way related to his trade, continuing in his post as the CQMS but also taking up the slack where required to undertaking alot of the admin that a shortage of RA seniors have created. Whilst the Sgt understands the neccesity of doing what ever is needed during this very busy period, he feels that to spend 3 years being the units bitch covering for a lack of seniors is not what his manning and records would approve of given a severe shortage of his trade in the Army as a whole. Okay - I would appreciate your opinions on whether the Sgt in question should go kicking and screaming to his manning and records due to being mis-employed, or just crack on because of the neccesity caused by ongoing op's. Cheers gents.